Joe Hartzog

Published 9:11 am Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Joe Hartzog, 72, of Attapulgus, Ga., passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020.


Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, a private funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Burrell officiating.

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Online visitors may sign the guest register at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Joseph Calvin Hartzog was born June 20, 1948 in Donalsonville, Ga., the son of James and Myra Fleming Hartzog. He was a graduate of Attapulgus High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Valdosta State. Joe worked as a counselor with Vocational Rehabilitation. He was a member of Attapulgus Baptist Church.


Being an “Attapulgite” was a badge Joe gladly wore. He loved his community and often did things for others no one knew about. He had a generous spirit, always lending a helping hand, and never wanted to be publicly credited for his deeds. Joe enjoyed the company of his friends and usually made friends by breaking the ice with a wisecrack or joke.


Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Frances Hartzog; his children, Garrett Thomas Hartzog of Attapulgus, Sharon & Lance Hines of Tallahassee, Fl., Vickie Sexton also of Tallahassee, and Christopher & Adriana Tramel of Brazil; his mother, Myra Hartzog; his brother, Steve Hartzog and his wife, Jane, of Columbus, Ga.; his nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his father, James Cleveland Hartzog.